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Side effects of introducing cultivated variants of a plant into an area where the wild version grows?

In general the effect is minor. Natural selection already created optimum natural varieties for local environments. Cultivated varieties are weaker, for several reasons. One is that cultivated plants ...
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Side effects of introducing cultivated variants of a plant into an area where the wild version grows?

If, by red leaved elder, you mean Sambucus nigra varieties such as 'Black Lace', it will have no impact on the local population of wild S. nigra. The black leaved cultivars are not self fertile, so ...
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Transplant elderberries?

Let's first assume that you don't care what type of elderberry they are, you just want to move them. Elders in the Sambucus family grow like weeds from hardwood cuttings in the right location. So ...
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Will different species of elderberry get the same cross pollination benefits

Well, it is a common refrain in the nursery business that you need two varieties to get fruit, and I am sure this increases sales but I'm not sure it is right. Many years ago I propagated one cutting ...
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